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Archive for Sunday, October 25, 2009

2 passenger trains collide, killing 25

October 25, 2009

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— A passenger train collided with the back of a second one just outside of Cairo on Saturday, destroying several passenger cars and killing at least 25 people, a police official said.

At least 55 others were wounded in the accident, which occurred in Girzah district of 6th of October province, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Emergency personnel worked to extract the dead and wounded from the trains, said the official.

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